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Stop Peddling Falsehood about Political Opponents – Education Minister

Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, who made the call described the practice as “slash and burn politics” and appealed to politicians in the country to do away with what he described as ‘slash and burn politics’ in the country.

Ghanaian politicians have been called upon to refrain from peddling falsehoods about their opponents.

Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, who made the call described the practice as “slash and burn politics” and appealed to politicians in the country to do away with what he described as ‘slash and burn politics’ in the country.

According to him, the country would only develop if politicians desist from peddling falsehoods about their political opponents for political expediency knowing very well that all that they were saying was not true.

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At a Public Lecture at the University of Media, Arts and Communication (UniMAC) in Accra, Dr Adutwum stressed the need for politicians to begin lauding their political opponents when they do something good so that the people would appreciate the role of politicians in the nation’s development.

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Under the theme “Education for development and social change: opportunities and prospects in TVET and STEM”,  the Lecture was organized by UniMAC for the academia, politicians, students and other stakeholders in the nation’s education.

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The Education Minister disclosed that he has on several occasions lauded the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for introducing the E-Block concept but complained about their locations which made patronage very difficult for most of them.

He noted that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government has completed a certain number of the E-Blocks and also added boarding facilities to some of them to make them much more useable so they could admit students from across the country.

To him, the current state of education development in the country was on course pointing out that it had already started bearing more fruit, citing the outcomes of West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results for the past five years as evidence to the improvement in the education sector.

The Education Minister responding to questions after the lecture, appealed to  Ghanaians to retain the NPP government in power so it would continue with the ongoing development initiatives that have been shaping the fortunes of the nation’s economy.

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